Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Grimsby take on Morecambe at Blundell Park as they kick off their Carabao Cup campaign. Grimsby played their last competitive match back on July 7, 2020, meaning that they had enough time to prepare for the new season. The Mariners aim to kick off their EFL Cup campaign in great manner, but keep in mind that the stands will be empty due to the fierce of coronavirus spread. Morecambe, on the other hand, failed to impress in the last League Two season, but they eventually managed to secure the survival.
The Shrimps are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. When the two teams met at Blundell Park in February, 2020, Grimsby recorded a 2-1 win over Morecambe. A man to watch in the home team will be experienced attacker James Hanson, who scored nine goals in the League Two last term.
Highlighted Player (Sebastian Ring):
Sebastian Ring is a professional footballer who was born in Orebro, Sweden, on April 18, 1995. The talented left-back played for the likes of Adolfsbergs IK and Orebro SK during his youth career, and he continued playing for Orebro SK at senior level.
After spending the 2013/2014 season on loan at BK Forward, Sebastian Ring joined Grimsby Town on a permanent basis in 2019. The Swedish footballer, who wears the number 3 jersey at Grimsby, made his debut with the Mariners in the League two on January 22, 2019, in a 3-0 loss to Forest Green Rovers. Despite being a central midfielder originally, his primary position at Grimsby Town is left-back.
The Swedish player, whose preferred foot is left, is used as a centre-back as well. His contract with the Mariners expires on June 30, 2020. It has to be noted that his older brother Jonathan Ring is a football player, as well.
Highlighted Team (Morecambe):
Based in Lancashire, England, Morecambe are a professional club that compete in the League 2. The Shrimps were founded in 1920, and they welcome their home rivals at Globe Arena. The venue, which was opened in August, 2010, can hold up to 6,476 people.
Morecambe wear red shirts and red shorts when playing in front of home fans, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit. Fellow Lancashire-based club Accrington Stanley are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals. The Shrimps have rivalries with the likes of Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town, Barrow, Kendal Town, and Southport as well.
In 1974 Morecambe won the FA Trophy as they defeated Dartford 2-1 in the title game, and 14 years later they lifted the Conference League Cup trophy. The Shrimps secured promotion into the Football League with a 2-1 win over Exeter City in the 2007 play-offs final.